Dec. 20, 2020
Toronto Maple Leafs
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>tryger</b></div><div>It's the locker room that gets hurt, leadership is like 3-5 people on each team. If you are constantly changing the core, players need to adapt and leadership is in flux.
The cap space you need can be had for taking a beat on Mzarek and moving Holl, you don't lose leadership, defensive depth, or playoff performance from that move. If you are Dubas and you made your team upset with you for waiving Muzzin and Sandin is struggling with the increase of minutes, your days as a GM could be numbered.</div></div>
That could happen, but there are plenty of d men who can step up if Sandin isn’t ready, for example, Giordano. The point of moving Muzz wasn’t really even the cap space, it was to give Sandin the clearance to top 4 minutes and a full time spot on his proper side. While doing that, you also leave the option to get a cheaper replacement who plays the right side, so he can partner with Rielly. The leadership lose hurts, but the Leafs have plenty of leaders on the team, and losing Jake Muzzin won’t crumble the team in the locker room. It could hurt it but it won’t destroy the team. I get the logic that it hurts because it’s true, it will hurt the locker room, but every team loses leaders, and if losing one guy (who isn’t the captain) crumbles the locker room, than sadly this team wouldn’t be going anywheres anyways yk